The Derelict and the Man (1914)

Dr. Warren, sailing for England to receive a legacy, meets his double in Dow, a derelict working on the steamer. There is a wreck; all are reported lost. But Dow and Warren are landed upon ... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie T. Peacocke

Writer:

Leslie T. Peacocke (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Walter Miller ... Dow - the Derelict / Dr. Warren - the Man (dual role)
Irene Wallace ... Mrs. Warren
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Dr. Warren, sailing for England to receive a legacy, meets his double in Dow, a derelict working on the steamer. There is a wreck; all are reported lost. But Dow and Warren are landed upon neighboring beach. Dow finds the doctor supposedly dead on the beach and formulates a plan to impersonate him. Later, some fishermen find the doctor unconscious on the beach and revive him only to find that his mind is a blank. Searching his pockets they find a card evidently belonging to a London lawyer, the executor of his will. The fishermen notify the lawyer, who immediately comes to the village. Under the doctor's care Warren regains his memory and prepares to return home. In the meantime, Warren's wife, who has been left in care of Dr. Mason, has received word of the wrecked steamer. She is prostrated. Dr. Mason, highly elated, continues his unwelcome attentions to her. The derelict, now impersonating Warren, arrives in New York and is met by two former pals whom he refuses to recognize. His ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1914 (USA) See more »

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Victor Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Marred by inferior photography
13 January 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two reel sea story written by Leslie T. Peacocke, with Walter Miller and Irene Wallace in the leads. Walter Miller doubles. Some of the situations are very interesting, but the whole production is marred by inferior photography, many scenes being very dark and obscure. The story itself shows how a sailor impersonates a young doctor in order to gain his inheritance. The scenes on the doctor's return are full of action. But the poor photography makes it impossible to recommend the offering. - The Moving Picture World, September 5, 1914


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